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Author Liu, J.; Han, Y.; Zhang, N.; Wang, B.; Zhou, Y.; Yang, D.; Zhai, G.; Wang, Y.; Pan, J.
Title The safety of electroacupuncture at Hegu (LI 4) plus oxytocin for hastening uterine contraction of puerperants--a randomized controlled clinical observation Type of Study RCT
Year 2008 Publication Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan / sponsored by All-China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Abbreviated Journal J Tradit Chin Med
Volume 28 Issue 3 Pages 163-167
Keywords Acu + Usual Care Versus Usual Care; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Usual Care Control, Pharmaceutical; TCM Acupuncture Style; Uterine Contraction; Women's Health; Labor, Obstetric
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety of electroacupuncture plus oxytocin for uterine contraction of puerperants. METHODS: 276 puerperants with difficult labor were randomly divided into a medication group, treated with intravenous dripping of oxytocin, and an acupuncture plus medication group, in the medication group, intravenous dripping of oxytocin was given, and in the other group, acupuncture at bilateral Hegu (LI 4) was added. Heart rate, respiratory frequency, blood pressure of puerperants, fetal heart rate and birth process were observed. RESULTS: During laboring, the indices observed, including heart rate, respiratory frequency, blood pressure, fetal heart rate and birth process, were all in normal range in all of the 276 cases, with better effects in acupuncture plus medication Group M. CONCLUSIONS: Electroacupuncture at bilateral Hegu (LI 4) plus intravenous dripping of oxytocin can intensify the uterine contraction, shorten the birth process to avoid probable systemic exhaustion due to excessive consumption, and with no side effects on life signs of the puerperants and newborns
Address Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
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Language Number of Treatments 1
Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency N/A Number of Participants 276
Time in Treatment 1 Day Condition Uterine Contraction
Disease Category Labor, Obstetric OCSI Score
Notes Approved no
Call Number Serial 749
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